Peoples' Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR)

PVCHR – People’s Vigilance Committee on Human Rights - was started in 1996 as a membership based human rights movement in Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), one of the most traditional, conservative and segregated regions in India. 

 PVCHR works to ensure basic rights for vulnerable groups in the Indian society, e.g. children, women, Dalits and tribes and to create a human rights culture based on democratic values.PVCHR ideology is inspired by the father of the Dalit movement, Dr. B. D. Ambedkar, who struggled against Brahmanism and the caste hierarchical system prevailing in India. 

In 1999, PVCHR formed the public charitable trust Jan Mitra Nyas (JMN) to monitor and evaluate activities, to operate the bank account and to enable the organisation to have official clearance for receiving foreign grants.
Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi
Executive Director

SA 4/2A, Daulatpur,
Varanasi - 221002 , (India)

Tel: +91-99 355 99 333